The Secret Adversary and The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Large Print): (Agatha Christie Masterpiece Collection Omnibus)

November 10, 2016 - Comment

IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others

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IT was 2 p.m. on the afternoon of May 7, 1915. The Lusitania had been struck by two torpedoes in succession and was sinking rapidly, while the boats were being launched with all possible speed. The women and children were being lined up awaiting their turn. Some still clung desperately to husbands and fathers; others clutched their children closely to their breasts. One girl stood alone, slightly apart from the rest. She was quite young, not more than eighteen. She did not seem afraid, and her grave, steadfast eyes looked straight ahead. “I beg your pardon.” A man’s voice beside her made her start and turn. She had noticed the speaker more than once amongst the first-class passengers. There had been a hint of mystery about him which had appealed to her imagination. He spoke to no one. If anyone spoke to him he was quick to rebuff the overture. Also he had a nervous way of looking over his shoulder with a swift, suspicious glance. She noticed now that he was greatly agitated. There were beads of perspiration on his brow. He was evidently in a state of overmastering fear. And yet he did not strike her as the kind of man who would be afraid to meet death!

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Harry O says:

Early Agatha Two stars for The Secret Adversary and four stars for The Mysterious Affair at Styles. It is nice that this single volume contains the first two mysteries that Agatha Christie wrote. The Secret Adversary, which marks Christie’s writing debut, is Christie-light, the first of 5 “Tommy and Tuppence”mysteries. When the Lusitania is torpedoed information that is of national security importance to England, and which, in the wrong hands, could bring down the government, is passed on to a young woman…

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Five Stars bought as a gift

dooley'sMom says:

Fun reading Very happy to see these Agatha Christie’s in ebook form. I’ve enjoyed Tommy & Tuppence for years and haven’t read Styles yet.

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